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Leisure Activity in the Third Age

Introduction: Leisure activity is a pleasant and social activity which tries to revitalize the individual through the experience acquired in his spare time.

Purpose: The purpose of this review study is to investigate the contribution of leisure activity to the health promotion of elderly people.

Material and review methods: An extensive review of the relevant literature was performed via electronic databases (Medline, Scopus) and international journals.

Results: The elderly are a respectable and important part of our society and the issues related to older people should be treated in a serious manner. This is why our society has created a variety of groups that organize a wide range of activities covering entertainment, education and recreation of the elderly.

Conclusions: The contribution of leisure activity helps to promote the health of the elderly and has a positive impact on their quality of life.

Author(s): Kourkouta Lambrini, Koukourikos Konstantinos,Iliadis Christos and Tsaloglidou Areti

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